Sea to Summit Pack Tap
Price Paid: $30
What Sea to Summit has done here is simply tart up an old fashioned wine bladder (which many have converted for years of service as water bladders in people's packs) and slap a decent price tag on it
Which is brilliant. There is little to fault in this bladder. It is light, easy to use, durable, very well constructed, well thought out (even to replacing the spigot/tap with an easier to use and more durable silicone version and the stitching/construction is impeccable.
Best thing about a bladder is that it stabilises any water in your pack (as opposed to half full bottles sloshing around), is very light and packs away to nothing when empty (so nothing to carry a couple of extras or an extra large one in the pack for extra water carrying capacity if facing a long dry day on the trail).
This is a thorough refinement/enhancement of the trusty old wine bladder and I recommend it.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Hang the Sea to Summit Pack Tap from a tree at the campsite and enjoy bulk water on tap. Great for groups, kayaking, or whenever you have to carry a lot of water.
Double layer tough Mylar bladder420 D ripstop nylon exteriorEasy one-handed operationSecurity cap on tap Specs Size: 6LWeight: 203 fl oz / 4.4 ozApproximate Dimensions: 13 x 13
- River Sports Outfitters
The Sea To Summit Pack Tap Water Reservoir gives you an easy, accessible way to store water. Hang it from a tree or tripod at camp, and use the convenient tap for cooking and drinking. The durable and packable design makes it a go-to for camping and river trips.
Hang Sea to Summit's Pack Tap Wate Carrier from a tree at the campsite and you'll have bulk water literally on tap! Great for groups, kayaking or whenever you have to carry a lot of water. Multiple Hypalon lash points allow you to hang or secure the Pack Tap in many spots. They can be rolled and squeezed into tight spaces the fabrics used are very abrasion resistant and the double bladders will withstand significant pressure. The bladders themselves are Mylar, and are completely after taste-free: they are based on the same material used for wine bladders.